I am absolutely incensed! I get to the library and waiting for me is a copy of Interweave Knits which has a pattern I wanted to look at, and some inconsiderate schmuck (I can't believe it's a knitter since a real knitter would never be so rude) has ripped out an entire pattern from the magazine! Fortunately it wasn't the pattern I was looking for, but still... The library is nice enough to purchase a subscription to the magazine so everyone can enjoy it, and you are going to be selfish and steal (yes, steal) a section of it. I've been on the Interweave Knits website and if they no longer have a certain copy in print, they suggest checking if your local library has a copy so they have no objection to you using the pattern in a library copy. If you have to return the magazine before you are done with it, photocopy the pattern...the library charges 10 cents a copy, given that you tore out about 6 pages it would have cost you 60 cents and then everyone would still have a chance to use the pattern. Ugh!
Okay...I'm done ranting...
In happy news, the postman brought me lots of goodies.
Aren't they cute! They came from the UK and she tempted me with chocolate (I may have to move to England to satisfy my chocoholism). I didn't resist.
These make me think of summer (which is a good thing, since we're supposed to get more snow today).
and from Melissa:
Pretty little sparklies!
I also got my order from The Loopy Ewe:
Two bottles of Soak in the limited edition "Celebration" scent. This stuff smells so yummy, I can't wait to wash my hand knits!
I also got my Knitpicks Winter catalogue, and after posting this, I may do some shopping.
Speaking of shopping, I scored a sweet deal on some wool from Robyn's Nest (don't bother trying to get some, she's sold out). I picked up some Briggs & Little Heritage in the limited edition Anniversary colourway (I like limited editions) at a special anniversary price of $1.50 a skein! Getting excited yet? What if I tell you that each hank contains 215 yards of lovely pure wool? Ah...I thought that might make you jealous! I bought 10 skeins of it, and can't wait for it to arrive. Which leads me to a dilemma...do any of my readers understand Finnish? See, I found this great pattern on Ravelry that reminds me of the Hugs and Kisses sweater I made for my boyfriend. The problem is the free pattern is only available in Finnish. I tried using an online translator, but it only translates every other word or so, and none of the words are the important ones. Sigh...I guess I'll see if the Finnish-English dictionary I placed on request will help me, or I'll just have to try something else.
Last but not least, I found a new blog to read: Rose-Kim Knits. It's entertaining especially on Thursdays. Why Thursdays you may ask? Because on Thursdays she has this regular post entitled Thursdays are for what the hell is this... in which she posts about wacky, unusual, and downright insane knits and patterns she has found while perusing the net. Today's posting was about a knitted replica of a dissected frog. It's really quite impressive!
TTFN and KEEP KNITTING!